Although there can be no lifetime guarantee for teeth, both natural and replacement versions, dentists generally recommend the most effective and durable solution to replace teeth for their patients, knowing that in the long run, they are a better investment emotionally and financially.
Because losing a tooth in the first place can be hugely detrimental to a person’s wellbeing and by providing the most straightforward and long lasting solution means that individuals can move onwards from their experience and enjoy the full functionality of their smile once more.
Whether a person has lost a tooth quite some time ago or it is a new change, dental implants Brentwood can provide the options that many people might have thought not possible. By speaking with a dentist about this kind of treatment and how it can positively impact their lives, patients can make an educated decision about whether this treatment is right for them.
How does it work?
An implant is placed directly into the jaw bone at a precise location that is the most comfortable and beneficial to the patient’s unique situation. This will depend on the number of teeth missing and the kind of bespoke treatment they are looking for, as an implant treatment is very diverse, depending on the situation.
The implant itself is a titanium metal rod, a material which fuses with the bone in the jaw thus creating a very long lasting, stable and durable base for a crown or a bridge to be supported on it.
There does need to be a considerable amount of bone for this treatment to work. Those people who have a lower bone density in their jaw, which does occur as one ages and because of certain health conditions, may need a bone graft in order to continue the treatment plan.
After a period of healing, the visible part of the tooth can be attached, whether it be in the form of a single tooth, a bridge of several teeth or the implant used to support a person’s dentures, which is commonly known as an all-on-four procedure.
Who can have this treatment?
Most people are suitable for one of these treatments, as long as they are relatively healthy and are an adult. There is no upper age limit, although younger individuals whose bones have not completely finished growing would not be suitable for such a solution and may need to wait until they are older before having an implant if they have unfortunately lost one of their adult teeth.
Dentists generally prefer this kind of solution for their patients because they can guarantee several decades of wear, unlike other options that are available. They are also the only kind of teeth replacement solution that eliminates bone loss in the jaw, as other treatments only sit on the gums of the teeth and do not stimulate the jaw bone enough to continue producing bone cells to the area.
By speaking with a dentist about their options, an individual can determine whether this kind of treatment is suitable for them so that they can make an educated decision regarding their health and their smile.